Friday, June 4, 2010

Amazing Nature

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu

I have been literally stalking these baby birds.  Every year the same family of Robins come to nest outside our back door in our fire-bush.  I am continually fascinated by what they accomplish in such a short period of time.  Everything from building the nest to sitting on the eggs is done with such skill and patience.  I was there when the babies hatched and observed the parents being so attentive just like we are with our little ones.  The parents then have to feed them with a variety from worms to berries every 15 to 20 minutes.   The nestlings were so fragile and helpless but within 2 weeks they were healthy and strong and ready to leave the nest.  It took some coaxing but the mom managed to get all out safely (there were 3).   

They will stay together as a family for about 3 more weeks and continue to be fed by the parents.  At some point the dad will spend some time teaching them how to fend for themselves.  Nature is just so fascinating to me.  Especially when it happens everyday right out side your door.  You just have to stop and pay attention.  It really is a wonder.  In the end, it is all about survival for them.  To find out more about Robins go here.

Now, if I can just keep this nature puppy away from the family as they teach their young how to find worms.  She loves to chase Robins!  She looks very innocent and cute here.  Don't fall for it!
Spend a day this weekend observing something wonderful!  


{Photo's via me}

12 wonderful comments:

Staley Mc said...

We had a birds nest last summer and it was so neat to see them grow! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Scientific Housewife said...

Great photos!

Red Door Home said...

We too have a robin's nest in a small tree near our house. It has been such a delight to see the eggs and then the little birds. My daughter insists on checking on them twice a day.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh my that is the cutest puppy I've seen!

My guys leave the birds alone, but when it comes to squirrels they go nuts!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Yes, a great weekend too!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So sweet! We had a family last year and we loved to watch them.
You got a great photograph!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow!! Lovely pictures. I am hosting a Giveaway from CSN stores. Do stop by my blog. I would love to see you there! Take care Anu.

Annelie said...

I was lucky to have some finches build a nest in my hanging planter last spring and I have to agree with you- amazing how quickly they accomplish so much.
Hope you can keep your pup away from these chirpers when they learn to fly.

Loved your Studio B post, I've been there as well after visiting Nesting. Actually, it was on the day that she opened the shop and I loved her jewelry.


Mary Ann said...

wish i those in my backyard! have a great weekend! verbena cottage

red ticking said...

darling post... i LOVE to watch little birdies... they are so precious.. esp mommie watching over them and feeding them... we had some in our backyard growing up... thanks for the post... brings back such memories.. great blog... hope you had a nice weekend xx pam

VictoriaArt said...
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VictoriaArt said...

I am just watching a nest right near our deck and it's a Thrush couple with their's incredible to watch them fly and hop around!
Your pictures are great, what camera do you use?
And your dog is so cute!!!